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Super Falcons tipped to excel at AWC

05 July 2012, 13:36

Gracious Akujobi, the Media Officer of the Flamingos, has reiterated her belief in the Super Falcons’s ability to do the country proud in any top flight competition.

Akujobi said on Thursday in Lagos, that her confidence stemmed from the fact that the team had always performed well when called upon to represent the country.

``The Super Falcons have come to symbolise the face of female football in the country and they have always made the country.

 ``I am optimistic that one day the Super Falcons will surpass their previous performances in the FIFA World Cup competition, and make it to the finals,’’she said.

She stressed that the technical depth of the Khadiri Ikhana led coaching crew had further strengthened her belief in the team’s chances of doing well.

Akujobi urged the Nigeria Football Association (NFA) to continue to sustain its support for female football to ensure even development of the game in the country.

``Football has created a venue for talented female grassroots talents to come to the fore, and most ladies been able to express themselves.

``Some of them have been able to use the funds they generated from football to educate themselves,’’she said.

The Akujobi also urged female footballers to be serious about the game and take advantage of the attendant benefits.

``If they take it seriously, then they will definitely make a difference and get noticed by clubs from across the world which is the desire of every footballer,” she said.

The Flamingoes would participate in the FIFA U-17 Women’s World cup in Azerbaijan in September.



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